Job
Chapter 9





Job 9:1

Then Job answered and said,

Job 9:2

I know [it is] so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

Job 9:3

If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Job 9:4

[He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened [himself] against him, and hath prospered?

Job 9:5

Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.

Job 9:6

Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Job 9:7

Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

Job 9:8

Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Job 9:9

Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Job 9:10

Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.

Job 9:11

Lo, he goeth by me, and I see [him] not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

Job 9:12

Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Job 9:13

[If] God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

Job 9:14

How much less shall I answer him, [and] choose out my words [to reason] with him?

Job 9:15

Whom, though I were righteous, [yet] would I not answer, [but] I would make supplication to my judge.

Job 9:16

If I had called, and he had answered me; [yet] would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Job 9:17

For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Job 9:18

He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

Job 9:19

If [I speak] of strength, lo, [he is] strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time [to plead]?

Job 9:20

If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: [if I say], I [am] perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

Job 9:21

[Though] I [were] perfect, [yet] would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

Job 9:22

This [is] one [thing], therefore I said [it], He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

Job 9:23

If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.

Job 9:24

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, [and] who [is] he?

Job 9:25

Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Job 9:26

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey.

Job 9:27

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort [myself]:

Job 9:28

I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

Job 9:29

[If] I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?

Job 9:30

If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

Job 9:31

Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 9:32

For [he is] not a man, as I [am, that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment.

Job 9:33

Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, [that] might lay his hand upon us both.

Job 9:34

Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

Job 9:35

[Then] would I speak, and not fear him; but [it is] not so with me.